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Quotes from the front row

Quotes from the front row

Quotes from the front row

Valentino Rossi (1st): ""Today we tried hard for a good lap because yesterday we didn't have time to put on a soft tyre Our plan today was to make two fast laps but in the end we completed some extra work on the race set-up and only had time for one. In any case, 1'49.0 is a good time and it is always good to be on pole. Tomorrow we will use the warm-up to decide the rear tyre."

Loris Capirossi (2nd): "We are always up front now, regardless of the racetrack, and that shows how great the bike is. We are able to find a good set-up whatever the style of track, which is a great help to me. We worked some more on settings today and did a race simulation to help us choose our race tyres, but the changing weather conditions make tyre choice difficult – it was cold yesterday, hot today and we still don't know what to expect for tomorrow. My target is simple – to run with the leaders, then see what we've got left at the end of the race."

Sete Gibernau (3rd) : "I have found a really good rhythm in the corners but I am losing too much time on the straights. I am doing all I can to make up the difference but I need some help from Honda. It is a shame because in the crucial part of the session when I was going for a good time I crashed. Luckily I wasn't hurt and I hope to solve our problems in the warm-up.

Max Biaggi (4th): "That session wasn't too good for me – we didn't improve the set-up of the bike. I tried but I couldn't make the step I needed to improve the consistency. I did my best but I couldn't go any faster. Sure, on the last lap I made one or two mistakes - but it will still be difficult for us."

MotoGP, 2003

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